I see what you did their.
I don't care if they say what members (read: O. Jones) want to hear. I care whether they listen when members say things like "back remain rather than your own hubristic project, please" and whether they say things that electorate will go "sounds good" and vote for.One question haunts the party’s leadership race: whether contenders are only saying what members want to hear
Well 1 out of 2 isn't bad. Though you'd have thought the runaway failure of RLB would give him a bit of an inkling that maybe the membership are a bit fed up of the relentless shitness of the chosen one.They recognise that Labour’s membership has two priorities: to preserve the core policies of the Jeremy Corbyn era, and to defeat the Tories to secure power.
I'd be delighted if the someones in question were S. Milne, L. McCluskey and J. Corbyn, given their nonsense disappointed an entire fucking generation. And by disappointed I mean condemned to 5 years of racist bullshit from Johnson and Cummings.Someone will surely have to be disappointed: the question is, who, and how quickly?
Oh I *see*. It's a thinly veiled "unless you give RLB a plummy top job, you'll really regret it" threat. Or in the circumstances, plea.Much depends on who Starmer appoints to his shadow cabinet, which remains entirely unclear.
It would be LEFT-defeating. You know, the group who just delivered the worst result ever. Quite how decisively getting rid of people in the shadow cabinet who are there on basis of their ability to suck up rather than merit would make someone look weak is beyond me. Perhaps they should resort to backroom staff bullying and turning a blind eye to bigotry? That worked to make Corbyn look strong, didn't it? Oh wait, it didn't.If a rightward shift takes place, it would be self-defeating, leaving the new leader looking weak, unprincipled and cynical.
That's because they were. It's been shown with those pesky things called 'facts'.most Labour members remain convinced the party was correct to shift on Brexit
Well that should all be fine then, given what a fucking fantastic job they made of convincing everyone how great they were when they had the whole party's resources at their disposal. I can't imagine they'll have any trouble convincing folk that Corbyn's way is best when they have less resources, will be infighting to blame each other over why they failed/show how pure they were and why it wasn't their fault (because it never is), and don't have magic grandpa as a figurehead. Because he clearly can't wait to fuck off back to his allotment where he can grumble about Israel in borderline antisemitic ways without having to concern himself with being accountable for anything.if the Labour left is on the eve of losing power, its new role will be to organise to defend [corbyn's policies]. Long-Bailey’s campaign director, Jon Lansman, founded Momentum in the knowledge that it would be needed when the left no longer occupied the Labour leader’s office. That idea may soon be tested.
How long are we thinking it'll take Jones to totally change tack and back whoever is in charge after the results come in, by the way? Days? Hours?
Can't wait to read his inevitable Corbyn hatchet job.
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